Finlay House

Finlay House is located on an elevated rural site in North Otago with stunning views overlooking the Waitaki Valley. Due to a geo-tec report highlighting the possibility of unstable ground, the design incorporates a lightweight steel and timber floor structure which support the house.


We are thoroughly enjoying living in our house and the steady stream of drive-by photographers keeps us amused most weekends.

- Hans & Suzy Raetz

To enjoy the outdoor aspect for as much of the year as possible, a central covered deck enables its owners to enjoy outdoor entertaining through a variety of weather and seasons.


Alister and Katrina were extremely easy to work with and quickly picked up on what we needed and the resulting house exceeded our expectations. Their professional partnership allowed us access to both Alister’s design expertise and Katrina’s floor plan and interior design skills. Our family and friends have all been blown away by the beauty of the house and we are very proud of it.

- Craig & Tracy Wilson

Steel is complimented with schist stone and cedar weatherboards, which were also used on the interior of the home to contrast the painted white surfaces.